This book is rare in that it not only contains a history of the life and society of ancient Egypt, but it gives a detailed overview of the religion and makes it accessible to present-day readers. Several gods and goddesses, especially Isis, are introduced, and the inclusion of an Isis meditation is great. Other practical activities include consecrating amulets, purification rites, scrying, healing rituals and making a ushabti (a magically empowered sculpture). The section on hieroglyphics is easy to follow and learn and the book is full of colourful illustrations. This book is good for people interested in accessing an ancient magical culture.